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Radio won't restart after battery change

We put the key in position one and left the car on for four hours. The radio still says OFF and we are not able to put in the code to restart the radio. My daughter punched "a whole bunch" of buttons when the radio did not come on after having the battery jumped. Since then, we replaced the battery but still cannot get the radio to say Code and accept the code. Still OFF after four hours of sitting on at key position one. Any suggestions?

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  • ghenders Dec 30, 2008

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    Do I have to let my car run for 8 hours? At one-time or cummulative after battery being boosted?



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Sometimes it takes MUCH longer than the 4 hours (up to 8).
Neat system, huh? By the time it resets, your battery is dead and it will shut off again!!! No wonder the stock radio hardly ever gets stolen. Put a trickle charger on the battery, and leave it on for longer. (Make sure your insurance covers theft lol, I did it once and forgot that the key was in my car in the driveway for a full day)

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